The brand name, Botox, has become widely known as an effective product to reduce the signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles. Botox Cosmetic was the first prescription injectable medication that was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe crow's feet and frown lines.
Botox is also known as a neuromodulator, which can control nerve impulses. Fine lines and wrinkles form for many reasons, including environmental damage, cellular changes, and the reduction of collagen. They are also caused by frequent muscle movement from frowning, squinting, and even smiling. When the skin furrows, the creases develop and remain.
Injected precisely into the skin, Botox releases acetylcholine, which targets the muscles that create lines and wrinkles and temporarily decreases muscle activity, allowing the skin to smooth. Effective treatment with Botox should be performed by a licensed and trained medical professional who understands the skin and facial anatomy.
At Daphne I. Panagotacos, MD, serving patients from Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, and surrounding communities in California, Dr. Panagotacos is an experienced, board-certified physician specializing in medical and cosmetic dermatology.
Our practice offers many non-invasive treatment options including Botox and dermal fillers such as Restylane and Radiesse for patients who wish to enhance their appearance for a more youthful and refreshed look. These treatments may be used in conjunction for optimal results that address lines and wrinkles as well as facial volume.
Consultation and facial analysis with Dr. Panagotacos and our attentive, patient-focused team will determine the best plan of care for each patient individually, based upon his or her unique needs, goals, and expectations. If Botox is determined to be the most appropriate treatment, the procedure takes just about 10 minutes for the series of precise injections in the muscles around the sides of the eyes for crow's feet, and across the forehead and between the brows for frown lines.
The practice of Daphne I. Panagotacos, MD, offers a complete range of medical and cosmetic dermatology treatments, from skin cancer treatment and Mohs micrographic surgery to Botox, peels, and professional skin care products. Appointments are available by calling 805-379-3376 today.